Five minutes with Professor Matthew Brown

Professor Brown is based at Queensland University of Technology. He spends 80 to 90% of his time doing research in genetics – principally in rheumatology and oncology. He still practices as a rheumatologist.

What made you become a rheumatologist?

I’ve always been very interested in genetics. My father was a paediatrician who worked in cystic fibrosis so I’d seen the excitement around the discovery of the CF gene. And I’d also done quite a few of my dad’s continuing education courses on genetics whilst I